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Model 3 - Modifications & Ideas

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by Chrisrok64, Dec 17, 2017.

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  1. Chrisrok64

    Chrisrok64 Member

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    Please post pics of modifications you've already made or plan to.

    Like:
    * Wraps
    * Chrome Delete
    * Powder coating 19" wheels
    * Tint Windows
    * Tint light covers
    * Interior mods

    And, any ideas/concepts you are thinking about.

    Thanks, I believe it will help many, especially me:)
     
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    #2 Chrisrok64, Dec 17, 2017
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    SORRY, forgot to check my spelling. Should be IDEAS.

    (Mod note: FTFY, better late than never)
     
  3. Barklikeadog

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    I'd like to see a Model 3 F150 modification with the resulting mod going 500 mi on a charge and hauling a ton of dirt.
     
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  4. run-the-joules

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    Wrap the stupid, awful piano black interior trim: 100% chance
    Tint the windows: 100% chance, TBD if I'll just do 70% all around for legality or if I'll do something else. Possibly 70% on front sides and 35% on rear sides. Rear glass maybe 50%, all the way up (the seam will kill me if I only do a partial)
    Wrap the chrome: 5% chance, it's kinda expensive and not sure if I can do it myself instead.

    That's it.
     
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    6C173656-7F4E-4C04-B5EC-B03BF0743D23.jpeg 3347C934-1323-4058-BEE5-0123F2E0716E.jpeg 6C173656-7F4E-4C04-B5EC-B03BF0743D23.jpeg This is what I did this weekend to the piano black console of our brand new Model 3. I felt that the console would scratch just looking at it. So I did a carbon fibre wrap myself. Took about three hours. My first ever wrap job. Bought the wrap on Amazon. Overall pleased with the job, not bad for an amateur.
     
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  6. Austindude

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    I want after market (or from Tesla) pleated leather (vegan leather would be fine) door panel inserts. I'd bet the present panels use snaps so it seems like someone could make dressier panels of some sort. Anything else that would dress up the interior would also be nice.
     
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    • Center console wrap - delivered in the mail today. Just gotta get home and do it.
    • "T" logo puddle lights. - Also arrived today.
    • Full Autoflex coating - coming in the next month or so.
    • Aftermarket 18" wheels for summer - next spring or so when I rotate on then off winter tires.
    • Aluminum performance pedals. - I just realized I bought these ages ago and haven't installed them yet!
     
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    That looks really good. I'm seeing a few options on Amazon. Which company did you get the wrap from?
     
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    Looks great. Do you have the link for wrap on Amazon? Does the wrap come with a squeegee?
     
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    I used this: VVIVID® Epoxy High Gloss Black Carbon fiber Vinyl Automotive Car Wrap Film DIY Interior (1ft x 5ft) https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B01B3FAYLA?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf. I’m inToronto so I got it on Amazon.ca but the same product is available in the USA as well. It did not come with a squeegee but it was very easy to apply using my fingers and I had no bubbles. It was real easy material to work with.
     
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    I did the Abstract Ocean T Logo puddle lights, installation was dead easy and I think they look great.

    I also did the matte glass screen protector, reduces glare quite a bit . Installation was a bit trickier but worth it .
     
  13. Chrisrok64

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    PLease post pics...thx!
     
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    This is the AO T puddle light in a 2 car garage light by 4x 60W equiv LED bulbs. The original OEM puddle light was not visibile in these lighting conditions. I agree that installation was very easy, just be aware that there is almost no slack in the Model 3 wiring harness, unlike the Model S you typically see in the installation videos.

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    Edit: Oh, the AO installation video showed that you can adjust the angle of these. I found that not to be the case, the rotation mechanism had a drop of epoxy holding them in place and the lights had a left and right indicator on them.
     
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    On mine, the wiring on the passenger side had plenty of slack, the drivers side had very little so it was just a bit more difficult. These AO T puddle lights are much brighter than stock. I'm thinking of upgrading some of the interior lights now.

    Here's another example of what they look like:
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    I removed the airbag warning labels on the sunvisors. :) Going to wrap the center console, should be getting the stuff for that in a day or two. I'd really like to add a ski pass-through, but I'm waiting on someone else to blaze that path first.
     
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  17. Butane

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    Hi everyone. My name is Butane and I fail at vinyl wrapping center consoles.

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    The other two sections were comparatively easy and turned out fairly nice. Wife and I are really happy we picked the brushed titanium.
     
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    I made the adapter J1772 distinct & visible so that I don't forget and moreover, I wrote my name & phone at the back in case someone finds it.
     
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  19. T34ME

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    How did you do that? Do you have an "after" photo?
     
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  20. RBowen

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    I’d also like to know how you removed the airbag labels from the visors. Thanks.
     

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